Whether you’re a leisure fan or full-on sports fanatic, Charleston provides boundless opportunities for sporting enjoyment. From the waterways to the bowling lanes, there’s something for every sports enthusiast in the Lowcountry. Cheer on your favorite teams with a cold brew in hand; root, root, root for the home team during a live sporting event, or jump into the action yourself! Scroll on for a local’s guide to Charleston for the sport enthusiast.
WHERE TO WATCH WITH THE LOCALS:
Home Team BBQ: Snack on smoked wings, BBQ nachos + local brew.
The Alley: Enjoy vintage video games + a side of buffalo chicken dip with the crew.
Warehouse: Sip artisanal cocktails paired with fine fairs.
Carolina Ale House: Feel right at home at this local joint that focuses on the essentials: cold beer, fresh food + sports.
Meeting at Market: An upscale pub where sophistication meets sports.
Bay Street Biergarten: Pour your own taps at this rustic-chic tavern serving up Bavarian-inspired Southern bar food.
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WHERE TO ENJOY LIVE SPORTS:
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park: Grab some peanuts and cracker jacks and root for the RiverDogs out at the ballgame!
Charleston Battery / MUSC Health Stadium: Head to the fields to catch Charleston’s professional American soccer club in action.
The Citadel: Check out the Citadel Bulldogs football and baseball schedules to enjoy a game with the cadets.
College of Charleston: Sport maroon and gold in support of the Cougars at the College of Charleston, America’s first municipal college.
WHERE TO JOIN IN THE ACTION:
The Alley: Should you choose to join in the action instead of observe, lace up your bowling shoes and hit the lanes!
Charleston Zip Line Adventures: Adventure in the Great Outdoors during a zip line canopy tour in the Charleston area.
Charleston County Parks: Waterparks, fishing piers, climbing walls and more!
Tennis Courts: Awarded “America’s Best Tennis Town” in 2010, the tennis facilities in Charleston are state of the art. Pack your racket to see what all the tennis talk is about.
On the Water: Pick up a paddle and weave through blackwater swamps, rice paddies, creeks and rivers.
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